Overview

The Danube River has shaped not only the beautiful European landscape, but also the histories of the diverse regions it flows through.Stretching for hundreds of miles, the river links countries, cultures, people, and age-old traditions. From fairy-tale landscapes dotted with castles to grand hilltop cities and charming rural villages, a treasure lies beyond each horizon. Join us for a unique Enrich experience in Vienna. Step back in time and spend the day as royalty in the halls of the exquisite Palais Liechtenstein. Admire its Baroque staircase, breathtaking golden ballroom, and a private concert featuring the works of Strauss and Mozart.

Program Highlights

  • On this luxury cruise along the Danube River, marvel at magnificent scenery, sample beer at one of the world’s oldest breweries in Regensburg,
  • Explore powerful WWII history in Nuremberg,
  • Experience a private concert featuring the works of Strauss and Mozart in the grand splendor of the iconic Palais Liechtenstein,
  • Indulge in many more unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences.

Faculty

William I. Hitchcock, Professor of History, Corcoran Department of History

Will Hitchcock teaches in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He studies the great conflicts and struggles of the twentieth century, including World War I, the crises of the interwar years, the catastrophe of World War II, and the Cold War. An expert on French and British politics, he most recently ventured into U.S. presidential history with his book The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s, which was a New York Times bestseller. Previously, he wrote The Bitter Road to Freedom, which explored the experiences of European civilians and American soldiers during the liberation of Europe in 1945. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Will has lived in and traveled across much of Europe and the Mediterranean. His two children are both UVa students, and he is married to the Civil War historian Elizabeth R. Varon.

Itinerary

DAY 1 - July 8, 2019

Depart for the Czech Republic

DAY 2 - July 9, 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic

After hotel check-in, spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

DAY 3 - July 10, 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

Join your knowledgeable local guide on a fascinating walk through Prague, and view the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. Afterward, venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge.

DAY 4 - July 11, 2019

Prague, Czech Republic to Nuremberg, Germany

Journey by coach to the fascinating city of Nuremberg where you will embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Scenic Amber. Toast to the start of an incredible adventure at the evening’s welcome reception.

DAY 5 - July 12, 2019

Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg, Germany at the historic Albrecht Durer House.

Freechoice: Visit historic WWII sites, or partake in the Taste of Nuremberg to indulge in fares such as bratwurst, beer, and gingerbread.

DAY 6 - July 13, 2019

Regensburg, Germany

Freechoice: Take a walking tour of Regensburg, or journey by ferry across the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. If you’d rather explore alone, e-bike to the Walhalla monument using a Tailormade device for directions and commentary.

DAY 7 - July 14, 2019

Passau, Germany To Linz, Austria

Freechoice: Take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Ceský Krumlov and discover its UNESCO World Heritage Site, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film The Sound of Music.

DAY 8 - July 15, 2019

Melk to Dürnstein, Austria

Freechoice: Experience Melk’s magnificent eighteenth-century Benedictine abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages in the region. Sundowner: As the day ends, enjoy a breathtaking view of the
beautiful Wachau Valley.

DAY 9 - July 16, 2019

Vienna, Austria

Golden statue of Johann Strauss in Vienna

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava Castle or Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School to tour the stables or to see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program, or taste your way around the local market with your onboard chef during Shop with a Chef. Enrich: Breathe in the luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Enjoy an enchanting private evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

DAY 10 - July 17, 2019

Budapest, Hungary

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Budapest, relax and unwind at a thermal bath and spa, or choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

DAY 11 - July 18, 2019

Budapest, Hungary

Depart after breakfast.

BUDAPEST- POST-CRUISE PROGRAM
JULY 18–19
$529 per person, double occupancy

• 1 night at 4-star Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge or similar accommodations, with breakfast
• Half-day excursion in Budapest featuring:
– “Budapest’s Broadway”, State Opera House, Kálmán Imre Theatre, Mai Manó House of Photography, Heroes’ Square and Millennium Memorial, Central Market Hall with Hungarian food tasting
• Transfers between the ship, hotel, and airport

Meals

23 meals included - 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners

Program Fees

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From $4,999 per person, double occupancy.
A limited number of single rooms are available from $7,499. (please call for single availability)

$4,999 – Category E – Standard Window Deck 1 – Jewel 160 sq ft
$5,299 – Category D – Standard Window Deck 1 – Jewel 160 sq ft
$5,999 – Category C – Balcony Deck 2 – Sapphire 205 sq ft
$6,299 – Category BA – Balcony Deck 2 – Sapphire 205 sq ft
$6,399 – Category BB – Balcony Deck 2 – Sapphire 205 sq ft
$6,499 – Category BD – Deluxe Balcony Deck 2 – Sapphire 225 sq ft
$6,599 – Category B1J – Junior Balcony Deck 2 – Sapphire 240 sq ft
$6,799 – Category BJ – Junior Balcony Deck 2 – Sapphire 240 sq ft
$6,499 – Category A – Balcony Deck 3 – Diamond 205 sq ft
$6,599 – category PA – Balcony Deck 3 – Diamond 205 sq ft
$6,699 – Category PP – Balcony Deck 3 – Diamond 205 sq ft
$6,899 – Category PD – Deluxe Balcony Deck 3 – Diamond 225 sq ft
$7,099 – Category RJ – Junior Balcony Deck 3 – Diamond 240 sq ft
$7,899 – Category RR – Royal Balcony Deck 3 – Diamond 360 sq ft
$8,599 – Category RP – Royal Panorama Deck 3 – Diamond 475 sq ft
$8,799 – Category RO – Royal Owner’s Deck 3 – Diamond 520 sq ft
*Prices do not include port fees (currently $350 per person)

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS:

  • No credit card required on board—a truly all-inclusive experience
  • 2-night Prague land tour, hotel included; 7-night all-inclusive voyage aboard the Scenic Amber
  • Transfers to and from the Scenic Amber
  • Private butler in every suite
  • 6 onboard dining venues serving casual snacks to classically refined multi-course menus
  • 23 meals, including 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Freechoice activities and sightseeing (12 total)
  • Tailormade tours to explore at your own preference and pace
  • 2 Enrich cultural experiences
  • Sundowner event to enjoy drinks and canapés in a beautiful location
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Wellness center
  • In-suite mini bar, replenished daily
  • River Cruise Guarantee (call for further details)
  • All onboard food and beverages, including beer, wine, and premium spirits
  • All gratuities

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Port fees (currently $350 per person)

FLY FOR $999 if booked by October 8, 2018 from:
Atlanta • Baltimore • Boston • Charleston • Charlotte • Charlottesville • Chicago • Cincinnati
Columbia • Dallas/Ft. Worth • Denver • Des Moines • Detroit • Greenville/Spartanburg • Houston
Indianapolis • Jackson • Kansas City • Lexington • Los Angeles • Louisville • Miami
Minneapolis/St. Paul • New Orleans • New York • Newark • Orlando • Philadelphia • Phoenix
San Diego • San Francisco • Savannah • Seattle • St. Louis • Tampa • Toronto • Washington, D.C.

Business Class, Premium Economy, and additional airfare cities are available for an additional cost. Call for details.

How to Register

Ready to register? The best way to do this is by phone so that we can ensure we are meeting all of your needs. Please call us at 866-765-2646 or 434-243-4984. Or, e-mail cavaliertravels@virginia.edu with your contact information and the best time to reach you.

DEPOSITS: A deposit of $950 per person plus a $300 deposit per person for the optional Post-Cruise Program, if applicable, is due with your reservation application. A secondary deposit of $1,500 per person is due December 20, 2018. Deposits may be made by check or credit card; all major credit cards are accepted. Post-Cruise final payments must be paid by check. Please make checks payable to Go Next. Full payment is required by check no later than March 20, 2019.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

General Terms & Conditions

Go Next, Inc. (hereinafter GN), located at 8000 West 78th Street, Suite 345, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439-2538, in return for full payment by you of the amount specified, is responsible to arrange for the transportation, accommodations and other services specified as included in this brochure as and to the extent you have selected them, and subject to the following terms and conditions. Unless expressly specified as included by this brochure, services, taxes and fees are not included.

RESPONSIBILITY: GN is responsible to you for arranging all included transportation, accommodations and other services. Neither GN nor the sponsoring association shall have any liability whatsoever to you, including, without limitation, any personal injury, property damage, or any other loss, claim or damage related to or arising out, in whole or in part, goods or services offered or included, the acts or omissions of any direct air carrier, cruise line, hotel, ground operator, or other person not its direct employee or not under its exclusive control supplying any services or providing any goods offered or included, acts of God, weather, labor strife, government actions, mechanical breakdowns, war-like acts, terroristic activities or other causes reasonably beyond the respective control of GN and the sponsoring association. Neither GN nor the sponsoring association are liable for incidental, special or consequential damages. If, notwithstanding the above, either or both GN or the sponsoring association is held liable, the amount of such liability shall not exceed the amount of payments made to GN by you. Neither GN nor Scenic Cruises nor the sponsoring association are responsible for any penalty, loss or inconvenience resulting from air or land arrangements made independently by travelers, including non-refundable conditions, restricted travel or frequent flyer tickets.

PAYMENT: A deposit in the amount shown on the reservation form for each person is required to secure reservations. Final payment is due as shown on the reservation form. By providing a deposit payment, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as stated in this Operator/Participant Agreement.

PRICES: GN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INCREASE PRICES IN THE EVENT OF ANY INCREASED SECURITY OR FUEL RELATED SURCHARGES, OR FARE INCREASES IMPOSED BY THE AIRLINE OR CRUISE LINE THAT MAY BE IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF TICKETING OR TRAVEL, FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC TAX INCREASES, OR ADVERSE CURRENCY EXCHANGE FLUCTUATIONS, AFTER JANUARY 01, 2017. GN RESERVES THE RIGHT, IF NECESSARY OR ADVISABLE, TO SUBSTITUTE HOTELS OR CRUISE LINE/SHIP BUT IS NOT OBLIGED TO DO SO.

BAGGAGE: GN CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LUGGAGE LOST OR DAMAGED. YOU SHOULD GIVE IMMEDIATE NOTICE OF ANY LOST OR DAMAGED LUGGAGE TO THE INVOLVED AIR CARRIER, HOTEL, CRUISE LINE AND TO YOUR OWN INSURANCE COMPANY. AIRCRAFT AND CRUISE LINE BOARDING: GN CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR AIRLINE OR CRUISE LINE DELAYS.
All persons must also present a passport with at least six months validity beyond their return date when boarding. Improper documentation, inadequate proof of identity, inadequate proof of age for children under 2, or any other reason may result in denial of boarding privileges. The air carrier and cruise line reserve the right to decline, accept or retain any person on the flight or cruise at any time within their sole discretion. If you are denied boarding privileges, you forfeit all monies paid and will be assessed any non-recoverable costs.

VISAS: A visa may be required. If you are an international passport holder for countries other than the United States or Canada, please be sure to check with your local consulate for any applicable visa requirements for each port of call on the itinerary. Travel requirements may differ and therefore it is the sole responsibility of each person to obtain the appropriate valid travel and health documents. Anyone who does not have valid documentation will not be boarded and will forfeit all monies. Minors travelling without one or both parents are required to present an original notarized letter of permission from the absent parent(s).

SCENIC CRUISES’ LAND PACKAGES/SHORE EXCURSIONS: Tours are operated in the various ports of call by local tourist service companies contracted by the cruise line. They are not under the control of GN. Cancellation penalties may differ from the cruise program related penalties. SCENIC Cruises may modify the cruise itinerary up to and during the voyage.

PRAGUE LAND PROGRAM: Global Destinations Management Ltd. and Go Next Inc. are not responsible for injuries or losses resulting from any causes beyond their own respective and exclusive control or for the negligence of any other suppliers or providers. Land accommodations, local transportation, and sightseeing are arranged and operated by Maxin PRAGUE s.r.o, which may use other suppliers or providers to render the services. Hotel and sightseeing are subject to change.

SCENIC CRUISES’ AIR PROGRAM: Discounted airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. Airfares booked will be through the most appropriate route although may not be a direct flight. Customized routes or direct flights may result in an additional cost. Air specials are dependent on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer. If the required booking class is unavailable, air surcharges may apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed. Taxes are defined as all airline and government taxes and surcharges. Taxes are subject to change and will be advised at the time of flight reservation. All early booking airfare deals are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the brochure Tour Departure Dates. Any deviation requests outside of the tour dates may incur surcharges as enforced by the airline. All airfare offers are economy airfare including departure taxes and are based on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing. Flights must be booked by Scenic. For Air Specials, a secondary non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is due at time of ticketing air. If applicable, all Business Class & Premium Economy Upgrades are based on Scenic’s class of service and Scenic’s choice of airline and routing. Flights must be booked by Scenic. Business Class & Premium Economy upgrades are in addition to applicable economy class zone pricing. Business Class & Premium Economy not guaranteed on all domestic or intra-European flights. All Business Class & Premium Economy Upgrades require a secondary non-refundable deposit as well as the full amount of the upgrade due at time of ticketing.

HOSTS AND LECTURERS: Advertised hosts and lecturers (if applicable) are subject to availability and may be contingent on a minimum number of travelers; therefore, they cannot be guaranteed.

NOTICES: Any complaints or claims against GN must be made in writing and received by GN within 90 days after scheduled termination of the trip. Any action or suit against GN must be commenced within 1 (one) year after scheduled termination of the trip or be forever barred. The rights and remedies relating to cancellations and major changes prior to departure, made available under this agreement are in addition to any other rights or remedies available under applicable law. The receipt of that refund by you waives all other remedies. Go Next is not responsible or liable for typographical errors, omissions or misprints.

GOVERNING LAW, VENUE AND JURISDICTION: This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota. Claims arising under this agreement shall only be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Minnesota.

INSURANCE: Travel insurance is available and can provide coverage for unforeseen circumstances that could disrupt your trip. See panel above for details.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS ONLY: International travel involves stringent identification and documentation requirements. Be sure you are familiar with them sufficiently in advance and early in your planning.

ADVISORY: When you are traveling outside of the United States, please be aware that significantly different health, safety and legal standards may prevail. You should plan and act accordingly and exercise good personal judgment for your own health and safety at all times when abroad. If you have special medical or physical requirements, you should investigate your destination(s) beforehand and ensure the care and conditions you need will be available.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you change plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Upon receipt of written cancellation from you, the following cancellation fees will apply (indicated in days prior to initial flight departure) in addition to any applicable airline cancellation fees.

Land & Cruise Program Cancellation Fees: 200 days or more = $350 per person; 199-120 days = $1,900 per person; 119-75 days = 50% of total fare; 74-45 days = 75% of total fare; 44-0 days = 100% of total fare, no refund

Plus GN Post-Cruise Program Cancellation Fees: 121 days or more = $200 per person; 120-61 days = $300 per person; 60-0 days = no refund.

Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to GN in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 14 days after the cancellation.

AGE: Travelers less than 18 years of age on the departure date must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult. Children less than 12 years of age on the departure date are not accepted.

HEALTH: Any physical or mental condition requiring special medical attention or equipment must be disclosed in writing to GN at the time the participant makes a reservation. GN may reject the reservation of any person who, in the opinion of GN is unfit for travel or might be a danger to themselves or incompatible with others on the trip. Participants requiring special assistance, including without limitation those who permanently or periodically use a wheelchair, must be accompanied by someone who agrees to provide the required assistance. GN reserves the right to terminate the participation of any participant whose conduct or condition materially inconveniences other participants.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING MEDICAL EXCEPTIONS) TO THESE POLICIES.
No refunds will be made for any portion of the arrangements we have made for you that are not actually utilized by you. There is no variance from these policies for the services we arrange as described in this brochure.

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